Google celebrated today the 65th anniversary of Khufu's first solar boat discovery by placing a Doodle of the composite on its the home page.
Lino Cattaruzzi, Managing Director of the Middle East and North Africa at Google Inc., has sent an earlier note to Minister of Antiquities Khaled Al-Anani confirming his keenness to highlight one of Egypt's most important discoveries, marking the 65th anniversary of the Khufu ship's discovery.
[caption id="attachment_53387" align="aligncenter" width="492"] Khufu's first boat at the Giza Solar museum[/caption]
In a move to promote the unique and ancient Egyptian civilization, Al-Anani sent a list of all major archaeological events for Google to be marked on its official page.
The discovery took place when Egyptologist Kamal El-Mallakh excavated a row of limestone blocks that were covering a quadrangular cavity.
In 1954, the world's oldest boat was discovered near Egypt's Giza pyramids.
Contributed by: Ali Abu-Dashish